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Edward B. Dawson ’36

Published in July 7, 2004, issue

Ed died Aug. 27, 2003; he was 88.

He attended Western HS in DC and Exeter Academy. At Princeton he majored in political science and was a member of Court Club. In 1940 he received his teacher's certificate from the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore. In 1949 he was awarded a master's in mathematics from George Washington U.

Ed taught instrumental music for 12 years in the DC public schools and for seven years in Arlington, Va. He switched to math in 1960, continuing to work in Arlington for another 10 years. He then transferred to Fauquier County, Va., for five years and retired from teaching in 1975. He ended his career in 1981 after working for the Library of Congress.

In Loudoun County he was a member of the Senior Recreation Advisory Board and the Committee for Nuclear Disarmament. He was a member of the Princeton Club of Washington, the Harvard Club, the Farmington Country Club of Charlottesville, the English-Speaking Union, and the Center Harbor Yacht Club of Brooklin, Maine.

Ed is survived by his wife of nearly 67 years, Susan; daughters Susan D. Gries, Agnes D. Debra, and Betsy Dawson; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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